The Lok Satta Party will be organising a ‘satyagraha’ at the constituency level throughout the state on January 30, Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary.
Victims of contaminated drinking water and liquor consumption will take part in the agitation.
Announcing this at a media conference here on Wednesday, party state president Katari Srinivasa Rao said the Hyderabad Water Board is supplying unsafe drinking water in five constituencies of in the city.
The water collected at least one out of three vials turned dark after 24 hours because it was not chlorinated. Yet, the board continues to claim it tests drinking water daily and there is no outbreak of water-bore diseases, he said.
Srinivasa Rao said the government has taken lakhs of youth for a ride by promising jobs or livelihood opportunities under Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu, the chief minister’s pet scheme.
He said the Lok Satta Party would conduct a roundtable meeting at all constituency headquarters on January 12, National Youth Day, by mobilising all those who had been let down by the chief minister’s scheme. He said 100 percent of people in bastis have become liquor addicts, as revealed in a survey carried out by the party in the last month. Thousands of women have become widows in their prime of life because of their spouses’ addiction to liquor and the additional financila burden due to buying liquor.